As it is the 25th Anniversary of the Society, the Annual Dinner held on Friday the 4th October was quite significant and a great success. Former Commissioner David Hunt proposed the toast to the society and Robert Clyne spoke of the formation of the Society and a brief history. His address was well received. Our thanks to Rob for his recollections on the societies beginnings. A rather large cake with the logo of the society was cut by Dorothy Pyatt and Rob Clyne. Congratulations to all those involved.

Jan Hutchin was presented with her life membership at the Annual Dinner and her award is well deserved. Jan has been with the society for 23 years and has been the editor of the Hue and Cry for l3 years. Congratulations Jan.

Our Thursday group members have increased in number and all are to be congratulated on the work they have done. Elees Pick, one of our newer members have been heavily involved in scanning photographs with Audrey Wallace and myself and over 10,000 photos have now been scanned. Jim Sykes as usual has been busy with artefacts and Rex Grieg and his workers have been busy with the vehicles. The holden is waiting for a paint job before the next phase can commence. Congratulations to all our volunteer workers.

Next year (March) our society will be assisting at the Police Expo at Fort Largs and planning is well under way for that event. We will be asking for as many helpers as possible for that event so keep watching the Hue and Cry for more details.

I look forward to seeing you all at our next meeting on Friday the 1 November 2002. Richard Cook will be the guest speaker. He will be speaking about Heritage matters and has indicated that the Thebarton Barracks will be included.

Vice President.


PREPARING f or Motorcycle Escort Duty.
L to R Les Jackson, Malcolm Mitchell & Max Arthur.
All on BSA motorcycles c. 1959


Address to the SAPHS on their 25th Anniveeersary, Fenwick Hall, SA Police Club, Carrington Street, Adelaide, 4th October 2003.



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